Acknowledgments

The Basics

- Purpose
- Audience
- What This Book Is and Isn't
- How This Book Is Organized
- How to Use This Book
- What SAS Software Do You Need?

- Knowing about Your Computer
- Knowing About SAS Software and Your Computer
- Getting Started with SAS Software
- Summary
- Further Reading

- What Is a Data Set?
- Understanding the SAS DATA Step
- Creating the Speeding Ticket DATA Set
- Printing a Data Set
- Sorting a Data Set
- Summaries
- Advanced Topics
- Advanced Topics Summaries
- Further Reading

- Levels of Measurement
- Examining Data for Errors
- Descriptive Statistics
- Frequency Tables
- Bar Charts
- Exploratory Data Analysis: Simple Plots
- Using SAS/INSIGHT Software
- Summaries
- Further Reading
- Statistical Background

- Populations and Samples
- The Normal Distribution
- Parametric and Nonparametric Statistical Methods
- Testing for Normality
- Building a Hypothesis Test
- Statistical and Practical Significance
- Summaries
- Further Reading

- Using One Number to Estimate the Mean
- Effect of Sample Size
- Effect of Population Variability
- The Distribution of Sample Averages
- Confidence Intervals for the Mean
- Summaries
- Further Reading
- Comparing Groups

- Deciding between Independent and Paired Groups
- Summarizing Data from Two Independent Groups
- Summarizing Data from Paired Observations
- Building Hypothesis Tests to Compare Two Groups
- Performing the Two-Sample t-test
- Performing the Wilcoxon Rank Sum Test
- Performing the Paired-Difference t-test
- Performing the Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test
- Comparing Two Groups by Using PROC INSIGHT
- Summaries
- Further Reading

- Summarizing Data from More Than Two Groups
- Building a Hypothesis Test to Compare More Than Two Groups
- Performing a One-Way Analysis of Variance
- Performing a Kruskal-Wallis Test
- Multiple Comparison Procedures
- Comparing More than Two Groups Using PROC INSIGHT
- Summary
- Further Reading
- Fitting Lines to Data

- Creating a Data Set
- Plotting Two Variables
- Calculating the Correlation Coefficient
- Performing Straight-Line Regression
- Regression with Two or More Independent Variables
- Fitting Curves
- Correlation and Regression when Using PROC INSIGHT
- Summaries
- Further Reading

- Diagnostic Tools
- Characteristics of Residuals
- Using Plots of Residuals against Predicted Values
- Finding Out if More Terms Are Needed in a Model
- Using Plots of Residuals against Independent Variables
- Checking for Outliers in the Data
- Residual Plots in Time Sequence
- Summary of Diagnostics for KILOWATT and ENGINE Data
- Summaries
- Further Reading
- Data in Tables

- Creating Tables
- Testing for Independence between Classification Variables
- Measures of Association with Ordinal Variables
- PROC INSIGHT and Crosstabulations
- Summaries
- Further Reading
- Appendices

Windows in DMS

Typing in and Running a SAS Program

Printing and Saving Output

Solving Common Program Problems

CanŐt Get SAS Software to Run

Received Message about Syntax Error

Received Error Message about Invalid Data

Formatted Values Incomplete

Received Wrong Summaries and an Error Message

Received One Summary Instead of Several

Wrong Chart Produced

Didn't Get an Analysis of Variance

Didn't Get Multiple Comparison Procedures

CouldnŐt Add Variable to Regression

Different Regression Results for Same MODEL Statements

Table Doesn't Show All Levels of a Variable

Publications Catalog

Consulting Services and Training

News Magazine

Technical Journal

Technical Support

SAS Users Group International (SUGI)

Licensing SAS Software

Glossary of SAS Terms